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Liberal columnist: Clinton must use fear of Trump to drive voters
While much of Donald Trump’s support stems from widespread anger about the country’s economic divide, there is another element fueling the GOP nominee’s success, says long-time political columnist EJ Dionne: racism.
Obama to create first US Atlantic marine monument
President Barack Obama plans to designate on Thursday an undersea range of canyons and peaks off the US Eastern seaboard as the country’s first Atlantic marine national monument.
The new Red Scare? Russia ups role in world events, US elections
The Cold War was supposed to have ended a quarter of a century ago.
How worried should Americans be about accepting more refugees?
The fear that ISIS will hide among refugees has been voiced by some in both Europe and the United States. But how significant is the threat?
Clinton’s struggles cloud Democratic hopes for Senate majority
Senate Democrats began the 2016 election cycle with a head of steam, hoping that a favorable map and a bitter GOP presidential primary would translate to a new majority in November.
Clinton returns — and not a moment too soon
One of the last times the public saw Hillary Clinton, she was being helped into a van by her security detail, her knees buckling and body slouching over as she lost her balance.
LinkedIn co-founder on Trump: ‘The income tax doesn’t lie’
Add the co-founder of LinkedIn to those calling for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to release his taxes.
Union Leader publisher endorses Gary Johnson
The conservative publisher of The New Hampshire Union Leader, the daily newspaper in Manchester, published an op-ed Wednesday endorsing Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson for president.
Marines documents disclose alleged hazing at Parris Island
A Marine drill instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina, was under investigation for allegations of mistreating enlistees when he was inappropriately sent back to a new job dealing with recruits, one of whom, a Muslim, died during basic training in what the Corps has ruled a suicide, military documents show.
Latino group hopes to troll Trump with taco trucks on Election Day
Marco Gutierrez, the “Latinos for Trump” founder who warned unchecked immigration would lead to “taco trucks on every corner,” might have his nightmare come true on Election Day. Sort of.
GOP congressman: I ‘misspoke’ when I said RNC was hacked
The Republican National Committee’s data has been hacked, according to a Republican congressman, though no documents have yet been published.
In solidarity with Kaepernick, NYC pol sits during Pledge of Allegiance
A New York City councilman said Wednesday he is protesting the Pledge of Allegiance “in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick,” the NFL quarterback who has famously declined to stand for the national anthem.
Jim Lehrer, Bob Schieffer: Debate moderators should not intrude
The two most-experienced U.S. Presidential Debate moderators say the candidates, not the moderators, should be the primary fact-checkers on the debate stage.
Former Obama doctor: Trump has ‘a narcissistic personality’
On a day that saw Donald Trump make headlines with his appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show,” another doctor also offered a diagnosis.
Report: Ivanka Trump wrong about Trump Organization’s leave policy
Donald Trump’s employees are not all eligible to receive eight-weeks paid parental leave, according to a new report, contrary to Ivanka Trump’s and the Trump Organization’s head of human resources’ claims.
Fueled by Republicans, Americans’ trust in media hits all-time low
Americans’ trust in the media has fallen to an all-time low, according to Gallup.
Filling in for wife, Bill Clinton flubs Hillary diagnosis
Bill Clinton’s effort to help his recuperating wife Wednesday may have instead caused her another political headache when he said Hillary Clinton was suffering from the flu, not pneumonia, as her campaign has said.
First African-American, woman to lead Library of Congress sworn in
The nation’s most notable library has a new head librarian.
Pastor interrupts Trump to stop him from attacking Clinton in church
The pastor who hosted Donald Trump at her church in Flint, Michigan, interrupted the Republican presidential nominee during his speech Wednesday to ask him to refrain from attacking his rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump doesn’t exercise, and other things we’ve learned from the Dr. Oz interview
Donald Trump, the man whose doctor claims would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” doesn’t exercise, wants to lose at least 15 pounds and is on medication to control his cholesterol.
Kochs shift strategy away from TV ads in homestretch pivot
The powerful network helmed by Charles and David Koch is making a homestretch pivot away from the television ads on which they’ve spent millions of dollars and instead embracing their more traditional role: nuts-and-bolts organizing.
Congressional talks on Zika, government funding inch forward
Negotiations on Capitol Hill over bills to fund the government and eradicate Zika are inching along, but a series of thorny issues including abortion, pesticides and Internet freedom need to be resolved, lawmakers and aides from each party said Wednesday.
Clinton campaign releases new health information
Hillary Clinton’s campaign released additional medical information Wednesday after questions about her health intensified in the wake of her pneumonia diagnosis late last week.
Poll: Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck nationally
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck-and-neck in a four-way matchup including third-party candidates, according to a national poll released Wednesday.
CNN/ORC polls: Trump’s national gains extend to Florida, Ohio
With eight weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in Ohio and the two are locked in a near-even contest in Florida, according to new CNN/ORC polls in the two critical battleground states.
Centcom commander: ‘Trust deficit’ with Russia
The top US military commander in the Middle East said Wednesday he is “realistic” about the prospects of US-Russian cooperation in Syria to counter ISIS, noting that there’s a “trust deficit” with Moscow.
Clinton to meet with Egyptian, Ukrainian presidents at UN meeting
Hillary Clinton will look to highlight her foreign policy credentials next week by meeting with foreign leaders during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, according to an aide.
Poll: Momentum shifting Trump’s way in Nevada
Donald Trump is leading his rivals in Nevada, a state where Hillary Clinton was leading the pack in July, in a four-way Monmouth University poll released Wednesday.
Clinton health charity to separate from foundation if Hillary wins
A Clinton family charity focused on public health will separate itself from the Clinton Foundation, lose the family name and remove Bill and Chelsea Clinton from its board if Hillary Clinton wins the election, the organization announced Wednesday.
Melania Trump releases letter from immigration attorney
Melania Trump released a letter from her immigration attorney Wednesday aimed at settling questions about whether she properly followed immigration law when she came to the United States in 1996.
Kaine’s Bishop responds to gay marriage comments
The Bishop of Democratic vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine’s home diocese re-affirmed the Catholic Church’s stance opposing same-sex marriage following comments the Virginia Democrat made recently predicting a change in church doctrine.
Caitlyn Jenner visits Hill to raise LGBT awareness
Transgender activist and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to raise awareness of LGBT issues.
Ohio poll: Donald Trump has narrow lead over Clinton
Donald Trump has opened up a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Ohio, according to a new Bloomberg poll released Wednesday.
Trump, Clinton turn to their daughters
Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are hitting the campaign trail and the airwaves this week as they attempt to boost their parents’ presidential ambitions over the final stretch of the 2016 campaign.
Trump surprises Dr. Oz with results of physical
Donald Trump, a master showman, surprised the “Dr. Oz Show” studio audience on Wednesday by revealing the results of a recent physical exam.
Colin Powell calls Benghazi a ‘stupid witch hunt’ in DCleaks emails
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell described the investigation into the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as a “stupid witch hunt,” saying the fault lies in part on the “courageous ambassador” who died in the assault, Christopher Stevens.
Eichenwald: Trump overseas business conflicts ‘can’t be unwound’
The author of a new report that alleges Donald Trump’s businesses overseas have conflicts with America’s interests said Wednesday that the Republican presidential nominee “makes money by aiding the people whose interests don’t coincide with America’s.”
Steph Curry backs Clinton for president, will stand for anthem but supports protest
Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry said he backs Hillary Clinton for president and that he’ll “most likely” stand for the national anthem during the NBA season, though he supports Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest.
Rep. Steve King: I want to promote the natural family
Iowa Rep. Steve King vigorously defended his views on marriage Wednesday, telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo that promoting “natural” families is the best thing for presidential candidates to do.
Trump and the art of the boomerang insult
Donald Trump has embraced a tried-and-true schoolyard tactic to swat away Hillary Clinton’s barbs: He’s flinging her words right back at her.
Powell: Trump is ‘an international pariah’
Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell show him strongly criticizing Donald Trump, labeling him a “national disgrace and an international pariah.”
Ex-CIA director: Trump knows what he’s doing with Putin
Donald Trump’s strategic approach to confronting Russia under President Vladimir Putin is more complex and nuanced than the Republican nominee’s campaign trail rhetoric often indicates, his new senior adviser, former CIA Director James Woolsey, said Tuesday.
Obama mulls easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits
President Barack Obama hopes to highlight a foreign policy success Wednesday when he hosts Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, a symbolic image of his moves toward repairing broken US relationships across the globe.
White House to increase number of refugees to 110k in 2017
The White House is planning to increase the number of refugees accepted into the United States from around the world to at least 110,000 in 2017, a senior administration official told CNN.
Bill Clinton on White House role: ‘Whatever I’m asked to do’
Bill Clinton says he’d do “whatever I’m asked to do” as first man if Hillary Clinton is elected president, and would defer to his wife and her senior staff.
Trump is ‘not slim and trim,’ Reid says
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid ripped Donald Trump Tuesday for being overweight and eating too much fast food, charging that the media “magnified” Hillary Clinton’s recent bout with pneumonia.
Trump’s child care proposals: How they’d work, who’d benefit
Donald Trump on Tuesday outlined three child care proposals to alleviate the financial burden on parents.
Pentagon mulls sending more troops to fight ISIS in Iraq
The Pentagon is in the preliminary stages of discussing whether to send more Special Operations forces to advise and assist Iraqi forces as the two countries get ready for the assault to retake Mosul from ISIS, CNN has learned.
NY attorney general has ‘inquired’ into Trump Foundation practices
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he is has inquired into Donald Trump’s charitable foundation “to make sure it’s complying with the laws governing charities in New York.”
Anti-Clinton PAC depicts ‘Clinton fatigue’ days after Hillary health scare
An anti-Hillary Clinton PAC on Tuesday released a satirical TV ad depicting hospital patients suffering from “Clinton fatigue,” two days after the Democratic nominee’s health emerged as a major campaign issue.
Trump campaign spokeswoman says David Duke is ‘vile’
A spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s campaign Tuesday said it didn’t use the word “deplorable” to describe former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke because it didn’t want to use Hillary Clinton’s terminology.
A reader’s guide to absurd Clinton health conspiracies
When an “overheated and dehydrated” Hillary Clinton stumbled into a van as she left a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday morning, conspiracy theorists rejoiced.
A fun and fiery barbershop conversation with ‘Killer Mike’ and 6 friends
I’m sick of pundits.
Chelsea Manning will receive gender transition surgery, lawyer says
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has ended her prison hunger strike after receiving word that she will receive gender transition surgery, her lawyer told CNN.
Clinton outspending Trump 7-to-1 on TV ads this week
Donald Trump is poised to be outspent on television this week by the largest margin since he began running general election advertisements.
The small business owners Trump never paid in full
A contract with Donald Trump seemed like the deal of a lifetime. But it turned into a nightmare when the paycheck never came.
Guccifer 2.0 releases more internal DNC information
The hacker otherwise known as “Guccifer 2.0,” who has previously hacked the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, released more DNC documents Tuesday that reportedly reveal more information about the group’s finances, personal contact information for donors, as well as its IT infrastructure.
By the numbers: Trump has campaigned more than Clinton
Even before Hillary Clinton faltered in New York on Sunday — hot, dehydrated and suffering from pneumonia — Donald Trump had been raising questions about Hillary Clinton’s “stamina” and whether she has the physical ability to serve as president.
Clinton to resume travel Thursday
Hillary Clinton will return to the campaign trail Thursday, spokesman Nick Merrill said.
Why ‘deplorables’ spat is here to stay
There’s a reason why the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns are behaving like the election could turn on a single, newly coined noun — “deplorables.”
Kentucky governor uses violent metaphors to describe Hillary Clinton presidency
The governor of Kentucky used stark imagery to describe the danger of a Hillary Clinton presidency over the weekend, including asking whose “blood will be shed” as a result.
Washington Post columnist: Statistics support Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ comment
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank suggested Tuesday that Hillary Clinton wasn’t wrong in issuing her now-famous “deplorable” comments about supporters of Donald Trump.
Airlines mining consumer data to target potential passengers
The flight attendant on your next flight may know a lot more about you than you realize. They certainly know your name. They may also know your birthday, favorite drink and the city you visit the most.
11 memorable quotes from Obama stumping for Clinton
An energetic President Barack Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday in Philadelphia, his first solo turn stumping for her on the campaign trail.
Largest ever US military aid package to go to Israel
The Obama administration is upping aid to Israel as part of the largest pledge of military assistance in US history.
McConnell: No confirmation for Garland in lame-duck session
Senate Republican leaders are sending a blunt message to Merrick Garland: You aren’t getting on the Supreme Court this year — not even if Hillary Clinton wins in November.
First on CNN: With new strategy, Trump super PAC returns to TV
Rebuilding America Now, the main super PAC backing Donald Trump, is returning to the television airwaves amid a major shift in strategy about how it plans to back the GOP nominee.
Dr. Mehmet Oz to analyze new Trump medical records on television
Donald Trump will be surprised by the results of his physical medical exam on TV when he appears on “The Dr. Oz Show” for an interview on Thursday, according to a preview of the show reported by Fox News.
The play-by-play of Rick Perry’s ‘DWTS’ debut
America collectively got over the fact that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was chosen to appear on the ABC competition show “Dancing with the Stars” just in time for the premiere Monday.
Surprise! US Navy sailor unexpectedly gives birth on aircraft carrier
This baby’s making waves.
House conservatives move to force impeachment vote for IRS chief
Conservative House Republicans pressed a resolution Tuesday that forces a House vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Lynch asks if prosecutors went ‘too far’ during 90s
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that as a “young prosector in the 1990s,” she and many of her colleagues “thought we had gone too far” when it came to the policies used to battle the drug epidemic, particularly those enacted under President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill.
Former congressman apologizes for suggestive comment about Clinton
Joe Garcia, a former Florida Democratic congressman who is running to re-claim his old seat, apologized Tuesday for a bizarre and suggestive comment he made over the weekend about Hillary Clinton.
Trump to visit Flint Wednesday
Donald Trump on Wednesday will visit Flint, Michigan, a campaign official confirmed to CNN.
US bombs ISIS chemical weapons plant
The US has bombarded an ISIS chemical weapons plant that was housed in a converted Iraqi pharmaceutical factory, a top Air Force commander said Tuesday.
House Democrats seek investigation of Trump Foundation
House Democrats are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the Trump Foundation, following reports about a large donation he gave to Florida’s attorney general in 2013.
Ex-Clinton staffer again refuses to answer questions on email server, skips hearing
A former State Department IT staffer who was involved in setting up and servicing Hillary Clinton’s private email server refused to answer questions from a second congressional committee Tuesday, sparking anger among Republican committee members.
Pence: ‘Trump and I have denounced David Duke repeatedly’
Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that he and Donald Trump “denounce” David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Trump campaign manager: ‘Are you calling him a liar?’
Donald Trump’s campaign manager bristled at questions over whether the Republican presidential nominee is using the specter of an IRS audit to avoid releasing his tax returns, hitting back forcefully when asked Tuesday for proof of the audit.
Partisan gap widens as demographics shift
The Democratic Party that selected Hillary Clinton to be its nominee this year has a drastically different demographic profile than the one that chose her husband to top the ticket in 1992. And so, too, does the Republican Party that emerged from the Reagan era scarcely resemble the one that today selected Donald Trump as its standard bearer.
Supreme Court won’t reinstate Ohio’s ‘Golden Week’ of early voting
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request from Ohio Democrats to restore the state’s so-called “Golden Week” — a seven-day period where people can both register to vote and cast a ballot.
Ivanka Trump set to join dad to pitch childcare policy
Ivanka Trump is set to appear with Donald Trump at a campaign event in Pennsylvania Tuesday night, where the Republican nominee will deliver a speech outlining his childcare policy, according to the campaign.
When and where to vote early
Most eyes are on Election Day, but voting gets underway well before that. If you want to vote and get it out of the way on your own schedule, you might be able to.
Why wait for November? Campaigns look to lock in support before Election Day
Hillary Clinton’s campaign will be in barber shops and beauty salons, at rec centers on college campuses and outside African-American churches running “souls to the polls” programs.
Obama steps in as Clinton recovers
A cavalry of top White House Democrats — President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden — are arguing Hillary Clinton’s case this week as the Democratic nominee herself is convalescing from pneumonia and absent from the trail.
First on CNN: Paul Ryan super PAC benefits from Trump worries
Republican donors worried Donald Trump’s campaign is putting the House of Representatives in play are writing checks to the super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, fueling a record-breaking haul this cycle.
When presidents and candidates kept their medical maladies secret
Hillary Clinton isn’t the only presidential candidate to fall ill on the campaign trail. But she’s the first to have her stumbles go viral after being captured on Twitter.
Trump unveils massive metaphor a few blocks from White House
Donald Trump is creeping ever closer to the White House.
Trump hasn’t donated to his own charity since 2008
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump has touted his political contributions as a form of business savviness, boasting that he has “given to everybody” for favors in return.
US B-1 bombers fly over South Korea in show of force
Four days after North Korea’s fifth and possibly most powerful nuclear weapons test, the US Air Force responded with a show of force on Tuesday, flying two powerful, battle-tested B-1 bombers over South Korea.
Clinton tells California donors ‘I wish so much I could be there’
Hillary Clinton, calling into a fundraiser she was supposed to headline in person, told donors in San Francisco on Monday night that it was hard to follow her doctor’s orders and stay home after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
Bill Clinton on foundation: ‘There is nothing wrong with what we’re doing’
Bill Clinton insisted Monday that attacks on Hillary Clinton over whether donors to their family foundation got special access to the Clinton-run State Department are politically motivated and untrue.
Trump supporter grabs, appears to punch protester at North Carolina rally
A man attending Donald Trump’s rally here on Monday grabbed a protester by the neck and appeared to punch him in the face.
US official: Navy aircraft threatened with shoot down by Iran
A US Navy EP-3 and P-8 aircraft were threatened with a potential shoot down over the weekend by Iran as they were flying in the northern Persian Gulf, according to initial reports, a US defense official said.
The no-transparency election
The 2016 election is setting new lows for presidential transparency in the modern era.
Bill Clinton: Hillary has ‘rarely,’ but on occasion, had dehydration spells
Former President Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton has a history of occasionally becoming severely dehydrated and suffering “the same sort of thing” she experienced when she stumbled leaving an event Sunday.
Clinton didn’t think illness was ‘going to be that big a deal’
Hillary Clinton defended herself Monday against charges her campaign lacked transparency about her health, saying she’s “already met a high standard of transparency” in disclosing her health records and plans to return to the campaign trail “as soon as possible.”
Amanpour: Can’t a girl have a sick day?
Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. Christiane Amanpour asks: “Leading the world in sickness and in health; if the boys can do it, why not the women?”
Obama to veto 9/11 victims bill
President Barack Obama will veto a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House said Monday.
In 2008, McCain released thousands of pages of medical records
The last time a Presidential nominee around the age of 70 released medical records it was 2008.